Jewish Communal Service Today: Paradoxes and Problems

By Gerald B. Bubis

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), 1994

This article attempts to analyze the issues we in the field of Jewish communal service face as we continue to confront our possibilities as professionals. These issues -- among them, the degree to which Jewish communal service is a profession and different models of professionalism -- assume greater importance in the face of the increasing financial constraints under which Jewish not-for-profit organizations (NPOs) operate today. The professional status of Jewish communal service is no longer an academic question as it is coming under increasing threat in today's cost-cutting environment. We in the field must move to develop a clearer model for Jewish communal service that would clarify the essential attributes of Jewish communal professionals, rationalize salaries and benefits, including setting an appropriate entry-level salary standard, and establish new ways of certifying and monitoring practice.

Topic: Social Services, Professions, Communal Organization

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Volume/Issue: Vol. 71/No. 1

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bubis, Gerald B. Jewish Communal Service Today: Paradoxes and Problems. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). 1994:


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